In-app purchases and the App Store: What every parent needs to know
In-app purchases (IAP) can seem like complicated, confusing things, especially if you're a parent new to the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and App Store, and trying to figure it all out, not only for yourself but for your kids. If you're already concerned about spending, if you're already stressed by technology, if you're already juggling as many things as you can, as fast as you can, then in-app purchase can sound downright scary. Sadly, part of the reason for that is stories, needlessly sensationalistic stories, portraying IAP as scary. Stories that, instead of empowering parents to take control, paint them as hapless victims whose families are completely out of control. Luckily, Apple provides tools for any parent to effectively manage their children's App Store activities, including in-app purchases, and there are even more on the way soon.
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